If you want to do your small part in Bitcoin’s getting mainstream, at least make the habit to upvote everything relevant in this sub. I realized that as much as I hope for mass adoption, I do almost nothing to halp

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Bitcoin is Nothing More Than ‘Bovine Excrement’: Berkeley Researcher

Move over, Jamie Dimon, because there’s a new contender for the coveted title of “king bear of the bitcoin-bashing brigade”: technologist Nicholas Weaver. Technologist Nicholas Weaver Rants Against Bitcoin While he might not have the mainstream name recognition of Jamie Dimon, or Warren Buffett, or even Nouriel Roubini, Weaver – a senior researcher at the International Computer Science Institute at Berkeley – has proven that he can sling bitcoin barbs like the best of them. Speaking during the latest episode of Bloomberg’s Odd Lots podcast, Weaver, who previously said that blockchain and cryptocurrency should both be “burned with fire,” wasted

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Andrew Yang’s Crazy UBI Plan: Give Lazy Freeloaders $12,000 Every Year for Doing Nothing

Last month, Democratic rising star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez came under fire for a line in the Green New Deal that promised security for those “unwilling to work.” Her team quickly lied about it, claiming GOP doctoring, before eventually chalking it up to an “early draft” that was accidentally released. But Universal Basic Income (UBI) is gaining traction among Democratic candidates, and now Andrew Yang is running for president with just one promise: free money for all. Andrew Yang’s UBI Plan: $ 12,000 in Free Money Every Year Yang, a former education entrepreneur and founder of Venture for America, claims on his website

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Cryptocurrency Miners are Making Millions for Doing Absolutely Nothing

The latest issue of Diar points out that Bitcoin miners and other crypto miners have made tens of millions of dollars without processing a single transaction. The major proof-of-work blockchains, Bitcoin, Ether, Litecoin, and Dash, have earned in excess of $ 18 billion. Bitcoin Cash miners have earned just under $ 1 billion since the fork. Zcash miners have actually earned more than Bitcoin Cash miners, and Zcash is one of the most under-utilized networks studied. Bitcoin and Ethereum Process The Most Transactions In total, Bitcoin Cash miners have processed over 3300 empty blocks since August 2017. In total, an average of

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2019 Dow Recovery ‘Nothing More Than a Bear Market Rally’

The Dow Jones Industrial Average and wider US stock market have made extraordinary recoveries in 2019, but several equities analysts warn that stocks remain firmly in a bear market. Stock Market Recoveries Following Sell-Offs Are Head Fakes A former adviser to the president of the Dallas Federal Reserve, Danielle DiMartino Booth, wrote in a Bloomberg op-ed that the Dow’s push past 26,000 from its late December low is just a “head fake.” “History is replete with examples of major recoveries following big sell-offs, many of which turn out to be head fakes otherwise known as bear market rallies.” She notes

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Nothing special. Just Satoshi Nakamoto casually forecasting what a stupid idea Bcash would be in 2010…

"If the second version screwed up, the user experience would reflect badly on both, although it would at least reinforce to users the importance of staying with the official version. If someone was getting ready to fork a second version, I would have to air a lot of disclaimers about the risks of using a minority version. This is a design where the majority version wins if there's any disagreement, and that can be pretty ugly for the minority version[…]."

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=195.msg1611#msg1611

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